Meet the Team

Team photo of 14 individuals

Maryvale

Marina Gallardo
Community Supervisor and Food Access Lead
Food Access & Retail
macostaortiz@arizona.edu
Bere Quiroga
Childhood Systems Coordinator
Childhood
berequiroga@arizona.edu
Ashley Miranda
Active Living Coordinator
Active Living
amiranda00@arizona.edu
Emily Owen
Gardens/Growers Coordinator
Gardens & Growers/Farmers
emilyowen@arizona.edu
Open Position!
Community Engagement and Education Coordinator
Direct Education

South Phoenix

Dotty Spears
Interim Supervisor -- Operations Manager
Management
spears@arizona.edu
Danelle Acker
Garden/Growers Coordinator
Gardens & Growers/Farmers
danelleacker@arizona.edu
Cory Pinkston
Active Living Coordinator
Active Living
corypinkston@arizona.edu
Hannah Solomon
Community Engagement and Education Coordinator
Direct Education
hsolomon@arizona.edu
Open Position!
S Phx and Childhood lead
Direct Education
Open Position!
Food Access Coordinator
Direct Education

Wilson & Central Phoenix

Kaley Necessary
Community Supervisor and Gardens/Growers Lead
Gardens & Growers/Farmers
kaleynecessary@arizona.edu
Christina Muñoz
Childhood Systems Coordinator and (Temporary) Direct Educator
Childhood
cmunoz623@arizona.edu
Christina Vega-Zubiate
Food Access Coordinator
Food Access & Retail
cvegazubiate@email.arizona.edu
Mary Ahern
Active Living Coordinator
Active Living
maryahern01@arizona.edu

Buckeye

Dotty Spears
Interim Supervisor -- Operations Manager
Management
spears@arizona.edu
Danelle Acker
Garden/Growers Coordinator
Gardens & Growers/Farmers
danelleacker@arizona.edu
Cory Pinkston
Active Living Coordinator
Active Living
corypinkston@arizona.edu
Hannah Solomon
Community Engagement and Education Coordinator
Direct Education
hsolomon@arizona.edu
Open Position!
S Phx and Childhood lead
Direct Education
Open Position!
Food Access Coordinator
Direct Education

SRPMIC

Dotty Spears
Interim Supervisor -- Operations Manager
Management
spears@arizona.edu
Danelle Acker
Garden/Growers Coordinator
Gardens & Growers/Farmers
danelleacker@arizona.edu
Cory Pinkston
Active Living Coordinator
Active Living
corypinkston@arizona.edu
Hannah Solomon
Community Engagement and Education Coordinator
Direct Education
hsolomon@arizona.edu
Open Position!
S Phx and Childhood lead
Direct Education
Open Position!
Food Access Coordinator
Direct Education

Our Mission

To positively influence nutrition and physical activity behaviors of Maricopa County youth, families, and adults.

Our Vision

Healthier individuals and families in our communities!